Happy Valley PD catches package thief in stolen car with stolen packages inside; additional tips sought

News release from: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Posted: Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:09 p.m.


Please reference CCSO Case #18-19062

Booking photo: Dylan YoungDeputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Happy Valley Police received a call from a citizen reporting a package thief.

The caller had witnessed a male suspect driving a green Honda Civic. The suspect vehicle was reportedly following a UPS delivery truck making deliveries in a Happy Valley neighborhood near SE. Johnson Creek Blvd. and SE. Wyndham Way. The suspect was then reportedly stealing packages off doorsteps.

A responding Sheriff's Office deputy located the suspect vehicle, which was driven by Dylan Young, 20. A male passenger and a female passenger accompanied him in the suspect vehicle.

The deputy attempted to do a traffic stop. The vehicle -- which turned out to be stolen -- fled and eventually crashed into a pole.

Mr. Young and the other occupants fled the scene on foot.

Mr. Young and an unidentified female were arrested shortly afterwards; the male passenger still remains at large.

The vehicle driven by Mr. Young had been stolen from the Clackamas Town Center earlier in the morning. The packages that had been stolen off the doorsteps were located in the vehicle and returned to the proper owners.

The Sheriff's Office developed information that a second stolen vehicle was parked at the Clackamas Town Center; this vehicle was subsequently located and recovered, and the victim was notified.


The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information in this case -- including the whereabouts of the second suspect. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case #18-19062

Two Clackamas County cities -- Happy Valley and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.


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Deputy Mark Nikolai
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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